Just recently, Canelo Alvarez said that a fight between he and the man he gave his belt to, Gennady Golovkin, will happen “when I want it to.” The fight the whole world wants to see certainly won’t happen before next September (as per that reported verbal agreement between the respective camps) but many people – including GGG himself – are doubtful it will even happen then.
Canelo insists he does want the fight, that he will take it when he feels his body “is ready” to compete with the best at 160-pounds (which GGG so obviously is, with no other top middleweight failing to see this and wanting no part of him, hence welterweight Kell Brook’s brvae move up to face Triple-G) but GGG has come out and said what quite a few people think: that Canelo, and his promoter Golden Boy are scared of taking this fight as a loss is so likely and they know it.
Speaking with The Los Angeles Times, GGG said he thinks Canelo will continue to avoid him.
“Canelo, he’s talking too much. He’s not smart, not respectful of people,” Golovkin told Lance Pugmire. “Everybody wants to watch this fight. He’s just scared. Canelo and Golden Boy – everybody around Canelo – understands, and they’re all scared. He’s their golden child. If he’s finished, no money from him, no business.”
It’s tough to argue with GGG. With such great demand for this fight, and with one half of the monstrous match-up being more than ready (GGG) then why isn’t the fight happening? In the opinion of many (and the longer the delay between the fight finally happening, this opinion is being shared by more and more people) Canelo/Golden Boy just do not want the fight. It seems to be that simple.
In the meantime, fans continue to hope Canelo will agree to face the music and take the biggest (on a number of senses) fight of his career.
“We’re doing our best to make the fight and that’s all I can say. We’ll make our best effort. We want the fight. Canelo wants the fight,” Golden Boy’s Eric Gomez told The LA Times.
Fans are fast losing all patience, however.